If she could speak to them, she would say they have exploded her heart, released firecrackers through her senses. She wishes she could call the police, the ambulance, the fire brigade, to arrest and anaesthetise and waterboard the bastards.
So what happens when your husband runs off with your best friend? When you discover the dead body of an old man halfway through your delivery round? When your house is burgled and you get beaten up? Doris, Andy and Colleen are about to find out. They’re also about to discover that you can find friendship and support in the oddest of places…
Heart-rending, humorous and above all authentic, Distorted Days is an exquisitely written account of the ways in which life can knock you off our feet – and how you can pick yourself up again. If you’ve experienced the fickleness of fortune, this is a book that you’ll never forget.
‘A formidable work.’ Kirkus Review.
‘Fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Absolutely Fine and Three Things about Elise will enjoy this book.’ Love Reading.
‘I loved getting to know the characters in this book and I loved the importance of the library to the characters. It’s a sad and poignant look at life and death. It’s honest and difficult to read at times but unlike anything I have read before. I will be thinking about this book for a long time.’ Karen Reads & Recommends.
If you enjoy psychological literary fiction, character-driven stories, this is a book for you. It’s a story of hope and resilience as well as a look at the darker sides of losing one’s husband to a best friend. Doris, the main character, is a quirky, likeable and flawed who certainly has her ups and downs – as we do – vividly described with honesty, realism and humour.